Call For Artists: October 2017 and Beyond

The Lighthouse Works residency.
The Lighthouse Works residency.


Vermont Studio Center
Location: Johnson, VT
The Vermont Studio Center is an artist residency for visual artists and writers. There are three deadlines per year. The residency offers 2- to 12-week studio residencies for 50+ artists and writers per month (24 painters/ mixed-media, 12 sculptors/mixed-media, 2 printmakers, 2 photographers, and 16 writers). Click here to apply.
Deadlines: October 1, February 15, June 15

Millay Colony For the Arts
Location: Austerlitz, NY
The Millay Colony for the Arts offers one-month residencies to six visual artists, writers, and composers each month between the months of April and November. Nurturing the work of artists of all ages, from a range of cultures and communities, and in all stages of their artistic career, the Colony offers comfortable private rooms, private studio spaces, and ample time to work in a quiet, pastoral atmosphere. Apply here.
Deadline: October 1

Ucross Foundation
Location: Sheridan, WY
The Ucross Foundation provides living accommodations, individual work space, and uninterrupted time to approximately 85 individuals each year. Residencies vary in length from two weeks to six weeks. At any one time, there are up to nine individuals in residence, a mix of visual artists, writers and composers. In most cases, studios are separate from living quarters. Learn more about the application here.
Deadline: October 1

Penland Core
Location: Penland, NC
The Penland Core Fellowship Program is a two-year work-study fellowship that offers emerging artists the opportunity to explore artistic interests and career possibilities in a supportive artistic community.
Deadline: October 15

The Lighthouse Works
Location: Fishers Island, NY
Our fellowships are six-weeks in length and provide room, board, studio space and $1750 in stipends to successful applicants. Artists at any stage of their career are encouraged to apply. Applicants are required to fill out a form, submit work samples and attach a CV and current work statement.  There is a $25 application fee. While our staff reviews applications for completeness, a jury of experts in each artist’s field evaluates the applications. Finalists will be invited for phone interviews and all applicants will be informed of the committee’s decision byDecember 15, 2017. Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the guidelines prior to submitting an applications as portfolios that fail to meet these requirements will be dismissed unread.
Deadline: October 16

MadArt Studio, Project-Based Residency 
Location: Seattle, Washington
MadArt Studio invites artists whose focus is on large-scale, site-specific installation to apply for a flexible 3-month project-based residency to take place between May and August 2018. Participating artists are asked to hold regular studio hours during project installation. This provides public audiences with an opportunity to engage with resident artists to learn more about the process, practice, and concepts behind the work. The residency will culminate with an opening reception and exhibition at MadArt Studio.
MadArt offers a 3,500-square-foot studio space with access to a genie lift, basic tools, loading dock, internet, and parking for one vehicle. Please reference floor plans on MadArt’s website for more detailed information on significant architectural features, including large floor-to-ceiling street-facing windows, varying ceiling heights, and dome skylights. The Studio Manager and Director provide ongoing assistance in various areas throughout the residency. More information can be found here
Deadline: October 23


Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome
Location: Rome, Italy
Each year, the Rome Prize is awarded to about 30 emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their careers. Selected artists receive living space and a studio in Rome.
November 1 (15th for an additional fee)

Art Farm 
Location: Marquette, NE
Art Farm’s artist residency program is for emerging or established professionals in all areas of the arts. It offers accommodations and studio space in exchange for a contribution of 12 hours of labor per week to help renovate and maintain Art Farm’s buildings and grounds, as well as other projects suited to skills and temperament.
Application opens November 15.

McColl Center Fall Artist In Residence
Location: Charlotte, NC
McColl Center annually awards residencies to approximately eighteen artists. Regional, national, and international artists are selected through a combination of open applications, invitations, and solicited nominations. The Artist-in-Residence Program is open to artists working in architecture, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, design, music, theatre, social practice, community organizing, urban agriculture, culinary arts, or interdisciplinary practices. Because McColl Center has an explicit mission to advance communities—to engage diverse public audiences in dialog about contemporary issues facing Charlotte and other urban environments and to facilitate creative actions for positive social impact—special attention is given to applicants whose work poses urgent questions about society or promotes civic consciousness and reciprocal exchange with community members. The residency program provides a space for creative inquiry and exploration among a dynamic group of artists, thinkers, and practitioners. Residencies vary in length, from one to three months, in the fall and spring seasons. Head here for more information.
Deadline: November 15


McColl Center Carolinas HealthCare System Artist-in-Residence Program (Healthcare and Healing)
Location: Charlotte, NC
Since 1999, McColl Center has partnered annually with Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) to support one artist-in-residence in a medical setting, in order to explore how the arts can extend or enhance healthcare and healing. CHS has more than 900 care locations, including: academic medical centers, hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, healthcare pavilions, physician practices, outpatient surgical centers, laboratories, rehabilitation centers, home-health agencies, nursing homes, hospice and palliative-care centers, pharmacies, and imaging centers. CHS artists-in-residence have worked in various areas of the healthcare system, facilitating opportunities for self-reflection and creative expression for patients and staff. Examples of past projects include: a portraiture project, addressing the changing identities of ten women experiencing breast cancer and chemotherapy and confronting issues about beauty, femininity, and motherhood; artist-led drawing and guided-meditation workshops at Levine Cancer Institute; and a series of 3D works created in collaboration with medical staff to identify, select, and reimagine patients’ brain scans. McColl Center seeks project proposals from regional, national, and international artists for the Spring 2019 season. Artists may work in architecture, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, design, fiction and nonfiction writing, music, theatre, social practice, urban agriculture, or interdisciplinary practices. We look for artists who are engaged in research and investigation and who are interested in the healthcare system as both site and subject for their work. Successful proposals will clearly state how the artist’s project will advance the theme of healthcare and healing and actively engage CHS patients and/or staff.  Head here for more information.
Deadline: December 15

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